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To The Stranger Who Assaulted Me On The Subway

I wonder about what you thought when, after I got into the train at Nassau Station on Monday, you came up, grabbed me from behind, and started rubbing off your penis on my coat? Did you think that I wouldn’t try to fight back? That the extremely crowded train gave you good cover to assault? That you were entitled to a… Read more »

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Gimme: Unicorn Macaroons

We are so glad everyone is so excited for these mystical unicorn Macs! They are coming out Friday! First come first serve! A photo posted by Mac Lab Bakery (@mac_lab) on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:27am PST   I’m feeling a bit low today, so I’ll post you with this image of unicorn macaroons from… Read more »

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Photos, Photos: Snow and Sand

  Coney Island is, I think, one of the best places to take photos in all of New York. Even though the windy neighbourhood is considered to be far away for most city slickers, its bright colours, kitschy amusement rides, water and ultimate desolation made this a favourite place for me to come down with a camera… Read more »

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A Poem, Unedited

On a day when a shooter killed five people in a major city airport and a ten-year-old shot himself with his parents’ gun during a time-out, I started a blog post about New York snow in January and promptly abandoned it.   But still, the coffee shop where I write about the shooting buzzes on, and even the Facebook… Read more »

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Life in New York: Birds and The People Who Care for Them

For all talk of finding joy in life’s rainy moments, I doubt many actually do it as naturally and as gracefully as this woman near Washington Square Park. While running from building awning to building awning in the downpour, a friend and I came across her sprinkling fistfuls of bird feed to the sparrows on the sidewalk…. Read more »

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The Guilt of Not Taking Advantage of New York

Time often seems to go by quicker when you’re in New York. One minute you step off the subway line from the airport as a fresh-faced graduate student desperately hoping that the set of keys you had arranged to receive upon arrival would indeed be there, and the next, you’re cursing out a person who has… Read more »

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The Apartment Hunt: Great Fun It Is Not

If I am to try to follow along with the surprisingly popular belief that good writers should only write about what they know and have personally experienced, I probably need to pen a few words about trying to rent an apartment in New York. It is, after all, the subject that has been dominating my life… Read more »

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On Catcalls: No, It’s Not A Compliment

Today I feel like broaching a somewhat awkward subject — catcalls, street harassment, and the general ubiquity of both in big cities. Catcalling or, as Dictionary.com puts it, the practice of making “a whistle, shout, or comment of a sexual nature to a woman passing by”  is a subject that goes from media outlets to… Read more »

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The Diary of a Foodie in Recovery

I never considered myself a foodie until people started pointing out that I talk about what we’ll have for dinner a lot. And have more than one eatery where staff know me by name. And can rattle off the similarities and differences between raclette, fondue and bagna cauda. And read recipe blogs religiously despite not actually, well, cooking much. So yes,… Read more »

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Through The Gif: New York

It’s hard for me to imagine that, as recently as a year ago, the mere mention of something along the lines of video or design or even gifs would make me feel nothing but gut-wrenching panic. I still do not pretend to know much about any of those things because I’ve spent almost all my… Read more »